Not-for-profit “Nausicaä” Fan Short Film Being Made!

A Brazilian fan of Hayao Miyazaki, named Chris Tex, has recently announced that he is making a short, live-action film based on Miyazaki‘s animated feature film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. The “official trailer” only has a minute amount of actual footage, but what is shown looks pretty impressive when you consider that this is a self-funded project that will be available for free. I for one am looking forward to seeing the completed film.😀

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

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What If Heidi Was a Modern-day High Schooler?

Back in June, I wrote about post (which you can read here) about a new Japanese commercial for Nissin’s “Cup Noodle”. As I stated in that post, that commercial was the first in a series in which certain heroines would be reimagined in modern settings. Well, it’s taken three months, but a second commercial has been released! This one features Heidi, who is of course originally from the famous Swiss children’s novel of the same name by Johanna Spyri. Here, however, Heidi is clearly based on the version from the classic Japanese cartoon, known as Arupusu no Shōjo Haiji, (or Heidi, Girl of the Alps in English), which was produced in the 70s.

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What If Kiki Was a Modern-day High Schooler?

I just came across this cool commercial on my Twitter feed. It was made by the Japanese company Nissin Foods to promote one of their flagship products, the “Cup Noodle”. What makes this commercial so cool is the fact that it features Kiki (and others) from the 1989 Japanese animated film Majo no Takkyubin, (known in English as Kiki’s Delivery Service), one of my favourite films of all time.

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